Insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes gets boost from NMES

09/26/2013 | Healio (free registration)

A small study showed undergoing daily exercise with neuromuscular electrical stimulation helped boost insulin sensitivity in more than 50% of type 2 diabetes patients. "We know that adherence to physical activity is rather low in the type 2 diabetic population due to lack of motivation, disabling complications or comorbidities and deconditioning. NMES could represent an alternative to conventional physical activity, especially in sedentary patients," said study presenter Dr. Michael Joubert. The results were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting.

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